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Wisconsin AG candidates Toney, Kaul to debate at state bar

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FILE - Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul speaks at Gundersen in La Crosse. back in in March of 2020.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin attorney general candidates Eric Toney and Josh Kaul are scheduled to debate at the State Bar of Wisconsin later this month.

FILE – Eric Toney, the Fond du Lac County district attorney and a Republican candidate for attorney general, discusses a complaint he filed with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers seeking the removal of five members of the state’s elections commission on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at a news conference in the state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

The debate has been scheduled for Oct. 27 at the bar’s headquarters in Madison. The debate is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and last an hour. The state bar, WISC-TV in Madison and WisPolitics.com are sponsoring the event.

The event will be open to the public. WISC-TV will air the debate as well as livestream it at Channel3000.com. WKBT-TV in La Crosse also will televise the debate.

Toney, a Republican, is currently serving as the Fond du Lac County district attorney. Kaul, a Democrat, is trying to win a second term as attorney general.

Toney has been working to portray himself as a tough-on-crime prosecutor. Kaul has built his campaign around a lawsuit he filed seeking to undo Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban as well as his efforts to advance gun control legislation.

The debate is the only one scheduled in the race so far. The election is Nov. 8.

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